Jason Gorber

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
A 100% Night Owls " A confident, effective piece, Night Owls may not be a hoot, but it's a film that earns every emotional beat it drums out. With commendable performances and assured direction, this is the cream of what these Indie films can present. " ‐ TwitchFilm
Posted Apr 19, 2015
A- 90% Ex Machina (2015) " Garland more than establishes himself as talent to watch. The perfect balance between the cerebral and the emotional, crafting a thrilling film that still remains intellectually provocative - A difficult creature to build indeed. " ‐ Dork Shelf
Posted Apr 14, 2015
59% Unfriended (2015) " Writer Nelson Greaves and director Levan Gabriadze do a decent job of creating genuine tension within the almost theatrical, proscenium-like arrangement of the computer screen. " ‐ TwitchFilm
Posted Apr 13, 2015
C+ 78% Danny Collins (2015) " Danny Collins has the makings of something terrific, but it doesn't quite reach the heights to which it aspires. It's a catchy and effective film, but one that I fear won't quite make the greatest hits list for Mr. Pacino's remarkable career. " ‐ Dork Shelf
Posted Apr 11, 2015
A- 82% Furious 7 (2015) " It's perhaps fitting that the best part of Furious 7 is that it has drive. This is a film that knows what it wants to be, and it delivers it both with impact and precision. " ‐ Dork Shelf
Posted Apr 2, 2015
B+ No Score Yet The Last Man On The Moon " This film will help us remember, help us feel that sense of discovery and adventure, and help us, perhaps, recognize our insatiable human need to reach for the heavens and try to find a way up there. " ‐ Dork Shelf
Posted Apr 2, 2015
C+ 93% The Wrecking Crew (2015) " The Wrecking Crew is a vital part of the narrative of the golden age of popular music recording, and contains elements that will certainly be used for future, perhaps more sophisticated tellings of this period. " ‐ TwitchFilm
Posted Mar 21, 2015
C- 16% The Gunman (2015) " The Gunman felt as long and made me as bored as the fancy rifle he initially shoots with. " ‐ Dork Shelf
Posted Mar 19, 2015
B- 60% Run All Night (2015) " Superficially it's a straight up action film with a bunch of gun battles, but there's also an undercurrent of trying to be more than that, to sprinkle the mayhem with a dash of character and intelligence. " ‐ Dork Shelf
Posted Mar 12, 2015
B- 56% Focus (2015) " Yes, it's a trifle of a film, but it's a super fun one, like a magic trick that you know how it plays out but enjoy the show anyway " ‐ TwitchFilm
Posted Feb 26, 2015
93% Best Of Enemies (2015) " It's a fascinating tale that's exhilarating and engaging, an entirely fitting and vital showcase for the film's iconoclastic subjects. " ‐ TwitchFilm
Posted Feb 17, 2015
B+ 74% Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) " The secret sauce for Kingsman: The Secret Service may be just common ingredients, but it's still makes for quite a treat. " ‐ TwitchFilm
Posted Feb 10, 2015
B+ No Score Yet The Visit (2015) " It's not likely that you've seen a film like The Visit before. A deeply cerebral film, it's nonetheless an entertaining one with compelling imagery and a fascinating premise. " ‐ TwitchFilm
Posted Feb 6, 2015
A- 83% What Happened, Miss Simone? " Like the best music docs, movies where the tunes aren't doing the heavy lifting, there's much to admire about the film. [Yet] a few of the clips are just bonkers; a rendition of "Ain't Got No" from the musical Hair literally made me gasp. " ‐ TwitchFilm
Posted Feb 6, 2015
A 100% Call Me Lucky " We're lucky that Call Me Lucky was helmed by Goldthwait, lucky that a filmmaker with this much clarity of vision and ability to cut through the shit was able to tell it like it is. Kudos to Crimmins, kudos to Goldthwait, kudos to this film. " ‐ TwitchFilm
Posted Feb 6, 2015
A 92% Slow West (2015) " Sometimes the most old-fashioned way feels the freshest....It's as comfortable as a warm blanket by the fire, a sense that you're in good hands hearing a good yarn being told. " ‐ TwitchFilm
Posted Feb 5, 2015
A 100% The Forbidden Room " The irony of a work titled The Forbidden Room is that it's actually an inviting film, welcoming you in to spend some time being bombarded by sound and vision elements that are fragmented and obscure yet delightfully amusing. " ‐ TwitchFilm
Posted Feb 5, 2015
B+ 83% People, Places, Things " People, Places, Things radiates a warmth and calm which is comforting, a lovely little film that's both entertaining and sweet. It's a bit bleak without being cynical, and moving without being saccharine. " ‐ TwitchFilm
Posted Feb 4, 2015
A+ No Score Yet Cartel Land (2015) " This is a film that's both timely and timeless, an examination of what appears to be an unassailable cycle of awfulness...Matthew Heineman's film feels like a peek into a gaping maw of wretchedness. " ‐ TwitchFilm
Posted Jan 31, 2015
A+ 100% Me & Earl & the Dying Girl (2015) " There's no better praise I can bestow upon Me and Earl and the Dying Girl than to say I think it would make Hal Ashby proud...The best riff on Harold and Maude since Rushmore. " ‐ TwitchFilm
Posted Jan 31, 2015
B- 89% Still Alice (2015) " A decent film that's emotionally raw, worth seeing if only to see how one of the masters of her craft single-handedly manages to rescue (along with the help of her castmates) a film from being a maudlin mess into a watchable, moving piece of cinema. " ‐ Moviefone
Posted Jan 30, 2015
A 97% Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck (2015) " As a biographical documentation of Cobain's life, and the forces that helped shape his music and his emotional being, Montage of Heck can be considered definitive. " ‐ TwitchFilm
Posted Jan 26, 2015
B+ 100% Listen To Me Marlon " Hypnotic, energizing, and astonishing, Listen To Me Marlon speaks in eloquent ways to the complex talent that was Brando. " ‐ TwitchFilm
Posted Jan 25, 2015
A+ 80% Z For Zachariah " An effort that firmly establishes Zobel as one of the more dynamic and exhilarating directors working today.... Z for Zachariah is a gem of a film, a deeply affecting and effective work that's not to be missed. " ‐ TwitchFilm
Posted Jan 25, 2015
B- 18% Strange Magic (2015) " I've not completely fallen in love with "Strange Magic," but it did in its own way cast a spell. " ‐ TwitchFilm
Posted Jan 21, 2015
C 73% American Sniper (2015) " Taken as a whole, it feels far more like a missed opportunity to bring something with sophistication and grit to the screen. "American Sniper" has lots of targets to shoot at, it just feels in the end that it's firing blanks. " ‐ TwitchFilm
Posted Jan 16, 2015
A 72% Inherent Vice (2015) " Like waves in the ocean, you have to let this stuff flow over you, man. The film is fuzzy. It's not going to give all it can give on first watch, and for many that will be annoying as hell....One of the best films of the year " ‐ Moviefone
Posted Jan 9, 2015
C 71% Into the Woods (2014) " This may be the version of this musical that fans want, but... for those not predisposed to like this show it's hard to see that the film will sway them to take multiple journeys "Into The Woods" " ‐ Moviefone
Posted Dec 23, 2014
B 53% The Interview (2014) " I love the idea of colliding the profane with the profound, and even if the film doesn't always quite work, I applaud the chutzpah to make it happen. I want more, not less of this stuff, more idols smashed, more balloons pricked. " ‐ TwitchFilm
Posted Dec 17, 2014
C+ 28% Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) " "Exodus" may not be the best thing in theatres, but it's decent enough to make it worth your time. It's less dreary and pointless than "Prometheus," for one, and showcases...some of the fun and splendour that Scott has occasionally shown " ‐ Moviefone
Posted Dec 13, 2014
A- 61% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) " This final Hobbit film is, quite literally, a journey there and back again. And what a journey it's been. " ‐ TwitchFilm
Posted Dec 4, 2014
D+ 65% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) " I'm not here to mock "Mockingjay Part 1," and can state with confidence that it can only go up from here, (yet) this entire exercise seems merely a hurdle that must be jumped in order to move onto the conclusion. " ‐ Moviefone
Posted Nov 21, 2014
C 89% Big Hero 6 (2014) " My reaction is as mixed as the architecture in this film, and the disappointment is probably couched by what could have been a really interesting, elegant movie. " ‐ Moviefone
Posted Nov 7, 2014
C 72% Interstellar (2014) " At its best, the film is illuminating in the way that "Contact" was, at its worst it's dull, pedantic and overly expositional the way "Contact" was. " ‐ Moviefone
Posted Nov 6, 2014
79% The Theory of Everything (2014) " Marsh's latest film walks a fine tightrope, providing an engaging, provocative and accessible look at these remarkable individuals. " ‐ TwitchFilm
Posted Oct 27, 2014
C+ 93% Birdman (2014) " It's pretty plumage that gets ruffled along the way. " ‐ Moviefone
Posted Oct 24, 2014
C 82% The Book of Life (2014) " It's hard to hit that sweet spot, where a kid's film can feel like it has real moments of jeopardy to sate an adult audience without terrifying the younger viewers, and I'm not quite sure the film pulled it off. " ‐ Moviefone
Posted Oct 17, 2014
B- 77% Fury (2014) " There's a heart of a European art film beating within this tale, and it's this collision between its various sensibilities that might not make Fury a great film, but it's certainly an interesting one. " ‐ TwitchFilm
Posted Oct 10, 2014
C 65% A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014) " For part of the promenade, A Walk Among the Tombstones is an enjoyable one, but once we get to the series of finales it's clear that in the end it's probably not a schlepp worth taking. " ‐ TwitchFilm
Posted Sep 19, 2014
C- 40% Welp (Cub) " If it was just tripe it'd be easy to simply forget this film, but Cub is even more frustrating as it seems that it really could have been something special. In the end we're left with a simple, spooky campfire story that quickly fizzles out. " ‐ TwitchFilm
Posted Sep 19, 2014
B- 77% St. Vincent (2014) " The movie is worth seeing for Murray alone, yet along the way I'm betting at least some of you will fall for its charms. " ‐ TwitchFilm
Posted Sep 17, 2014
A- No Score Yet Run " A unique and powerful film, LacĂ´te demonstrates fine craft, and has assembled an extraordinary cast to tell a compelling, raw and revealing film. A bold look at an area of the world whose stories too seldom reach the international stage. " ‐ TwitchFilm
Posted Sep 15, 2014
B- 72% The Voices (2015) " The Voices is a silly, schizoid film, but for some it may be profound, reveling in its collision of ideas and tone. " ‐ TwitchFilm
Posted Sep 15, 2014
C- 89% The Imitation Game (2014) " While the ingredients are there for this game to be a memorable one, I'm afraid this latest film about Turing fails its own test, feeling robotic and wooden. " ‐ TwitchFilm
Posted Sep 15, 2014
C+ 90% Wild (2014) " I'm not wild about Wild, but it's fair to say that it's a decent film, well shot and performed, with an interesting structure that provides emotional and narrative complexity. " ‐ TwitchFilm
Posted Sep 15, 2014
A+ 93% The Look of Silence (2015) " The Look of Silence is one facet of perhaps the most important documentary project of the 21st century. Moving, sublime, and astonishing, this is a film for the ages and one not to be missed. " ‐ TwitchFilm
Posted Sep 12, 2014
B+ 39% Tusk (2014) " Tusk sinks its teeth into story telling in a way that's both entertaining and delightfully disturbing. " ‐ TwitchFilm
Posted Sep 8, 2014
B- 69% The Dead Lands (2015) " Expectations should be tempered, as the film defies easy categorization, and those expecting a simple action film may be disappointed. For those willing to take the journey, The Dead Lands proves to be a memorable, rewarding experience. " ‐ TwitchFilm
Posted Sep 8, 2014
C- 43% The Connection (2015) " Given that the only real enjoyment for The Connection is its connection to Friedkin's epic films (let's not forget the under-loved sequel), this examination of the Marseille heroin lords, with their political and police corruption, is entirely redundant. " ‐ TwitchFilm
Posted Sep 8, 2014
A 59% The Last 5 Years (2015) " A moving, at times magnificent work, The Last Five Years showcases some pretty immense talents in a fairly intimate setting, combining a witty libretto with memorable tunes and a well-structured story. One of the best musicals in many years. " ‐ TwitchFilm
Posted Sep 8, 2014
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